The sewer line connects the drains in your house to the municipal sewer system that runs down the center of the street. It’s probably not a part of your plumbing system that you think about often—most of the time for good reason. But if something goes wrong with this line, such as a breach or blockage, it’s your responsibility to have it serviced, not the utility company.
Of course, you shouldn’t try to repair, replace, or clean it yourself. That’s just impractical. You have to call on licensed plumbers with the best equipment, such as trenchless technology and hydro-jetting machines. That’s the easy part: picking up the phone and giving our team a call. The hard part is noticing the signs of sewer line problems in time to avoid even worse problems.
Below are some of the more common warnings that you have a broken or blocked sewer line:
- Slow drains around the house: A single slow drain usually means a clog in the drainpipe or build-up that will soon turn into a clog. But when slow drains are occurring all throughout the house, starting with the drains on the ground floor or basement, then you are probably dealing with trouble that’s much deeper: down in the sewer pipeline.
- Sewage smells: If your sewer line becomes blocked for any reason, sewage will eventually start to back up into the house through the drains. But before things can get that bad, you’ll receive a warning, which is sewer gas pushing up through the water in the p-trap and wafting into your home. Call plumbers immediately to look into these sewage gas smells.
- Damp, foul-smelling puddle on your property: A breached sewer line that starts leaking will create puddles of sewage on your lawn. When you notice this occurring, there’s already enough damage that you’ll need professionals on the job right away.
Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. uses the best in trenchless technology and hydro-jetting to clean, repair, and replace sewer lines. Call us for service in Mt. Lookout, OH and throughout the greater Cincinnati area.